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Old 11-27-2018, 11:16 AM
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Hi community...

Is it possible for a lawyer to sue me for having lodged a complaint about them to the LSUC ?

While it was closed with no disciplinary action, the complaint was not frivolous.

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Old 11-27-2018, 11:51 AM
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Hi community...

Is it possible for a lawyer to sue me for having lodged a complaint about them to the LSUC ?

While it was closed with no disciplinary action, the complaint was not frivolous.

thanks

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That's the first time I hear this, anyone is entitled to make a complaint about a lawyer to their governing authority which is LSUC, I don't see anything wrong in that.

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Old 11-27-2018, 12:00 PM
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LSUC has the process to complain. If that lawyer wanted to sue you it would be difficult to win.

Stop worrying about all this noise.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/londo...mily-1.4575847
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:25 PM
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Apples and oranges.

Also:

“But lawyers are not allowed to bill for hours spent responding to complaints, according to the Law Society of Ontario. A legal ethics expert says responding to complaints is a cost of doing business and a lawyer's professional obligation, and clients shouldn't be "punished" for asking the law society to investigate a potential problem.”
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No, otherwise people wouldn't speak up due to fear of being sued.

Thanks for the CBC link.
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No, they cannot.
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I hope this isn't the lawyer that is representing you at your trial??? Did the trial get delay or is it still on?
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You (and everyone else) canbe sued for anything. Anyone can issue a Statement of Claim asking for damages or equitable relief, no matter how baseless the claim.

Can you be sued successfully for making a complaint? Highly unlikely.
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No, they cannot.
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